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What is the population of Jeju
Just under 600,000
Is it hard to get on and off the island?
Jeju has an
and there are several airlines (
) that fly there daily every hour on the hour from 6am-9pm. Flights take 1 hour from Seoul and range from (40,000 KRW-80,000KRW) depending on the time or season. There is also
from Jeju to Mainland Korea (Busan, Mokpo, and Incheon); they vary in time and cost.
Are their many foreigners on the island? Will it be isolating?
We are never exactly sure how many foreigner English teachers are on the Island but the consensus is there are 300-600 at any given time. The island has a population of close to 600,000people and has virtually every western amenity one could need. It is very easy and affordable to fly or take a ferry to the mainland. The foreigner community is a tight nit group of active and outdoorsy individuals.
What is the weather like on Jeju?
Weather is very warm between May-October. It is much warmer than mainland Korea in the winter and a little cooler in the summer because it is surrounded by water.
Jeju Annual Temperatures
What is the difference between Jeju and mainland Korea?
Depends on what 2 areas one is comparing, but the biggest differences are topography and climate. Jeju is warmer in the winter months and has more natural vegetation and greenery than mainland Korea. It has Korea’s largest mountain
in the center of the island and lots of volcanic rock and
(Volcanic craters) scattered through the island.
What kind of activities can I do in Jeju?
- All water sports (scuba diving, windsurfing, surfing, fishing, Beach Volleyball)
-Golf, Golf and More Golf (Jeju is the golfing Mecca of Korea)
- Mountain climbing, hiking.
(Foreigner teachers are crazy about this on Jeju!)
- Weekly foreigner sporting events (Basketball, soccer)
**Basically any sport you can think of is available on the island!
Where is the Jeju Immigration Office?
Jeju : +82-64-722-3494
673-8, Geonip-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju
Directions: Take any city bus to Jeju Girls' Commercial high School then walk about 5~7 minutes.
List of all Immigration offices in Korea
Can I find western food in Jeju?
Yes, there are many western chains including, Burger King, MacDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Outback Steak House to name a few. There are many other western restaurants offering everything from Indian food to Mexican.
has some great info on restaurants on the island that foreigners like.
Are there any blogs from ESL teachers on the Island?
- The thoughts and experiences of an American living and working on Jeju Island.
- Jeju ex-pat blog specializing in posts about fashion.
- World Famous in Korea: Joel McConvey.
- I am teaching English as a Second Language to Children on Jeju Island, and I am loving it! I am in the process of writing a book on my experience, and decided to start a blog to keep friends and family informed, and to share with teachers that are here now and future teachers to come!
Is there a discussion board for foreigners in Jeju?
-Yahoo Group: Rhymes with Jeju: Is the main posting board. -Facebook Groups: Jeju ESL, Jeju Life, Jeju weekly
How many beaches are on Jeju Island?
13 Sandy Beaches!!!
What are accommodations like?
Most apartments are smaller than what those from the west are accustomed to. These days most schools offer studio apartments that are roughly 400-500 sq feet. They will include a refrigerator, stove top, separated bathroom, laundry services, bed, TV, wardrobe. Every place is a little different but all are fine, the key is to just lower your expectations a little as everything is a little smaller than most are accustomed to.
Do you live alone or with a roommate?
These days 90% of schools offer single studio apartments. In some instances you could have a roommate but it is highly unlikely.
Are accommodations really free?
Yes, the school will offer the apartment rent free. All teachers will be responsible for their monthly bills (Hydro, water, gas, internet etc.) Usually doesn’t amount to much more than 100,000KRW per month.
What is the standard pay in Korea?
The pay in Korean Won ranges from 1.9 million per month to around 2.5 million per month. It really depends on the type of job and ones experience and education level. Most positions range from 2.0-2.2/2.3 though. Kindergarten schools tend to pay a little more but there is more work required so it really balances out. Some positions in larger cities like Seoul may offer a little higher salary but it is certainly offset by the higher cost of living.
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